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Just in time for its season-opener, Texas Tech University extended the netting at Dan Law Field down the first and third baselines.
Senior Associate Athletic Director Robert Giovannetti told the media that “we’ve had a couple of situations that were scary. So we’ve known for years we wanted to do this. We just needed to find the right way to get it done, and this way is the right way.”
He added: “It does give people piece of mind. Some of those screaming liners you have no chance to get out of the way, now the net will stop it and it won’t do anything to your line of vision to the field. To me, it’s a really great solution to what we wanted to accomplish.”